Support urgent action to prevent traffic accidents outside Chestnut Grove School
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The people signing this petition are concerned parents, school staff and local residents. We ask that Wandsworth Council continue to work with representatives from Chestnut Grove School to make road safety the utmost priority, for the sake of all pupils and pedestrians in the immediate area.
We fear that unless this issue is kept at the top of the Council’s agenda, more accidents will occur, possibly causing life changing injuries or even the death of a young person.
We have been alarmed by the frequency of road traffic accidents involving pupils from Chestnut Grove Academy - four incidents since September 2017: one directly outside the school gates, two by the parade of shops on Chestnut Grove heading to Balham High Rd, the fourth on Balham High Road.
We request that the following measures are implemented:
1. Provision of clear signage warning drivers of the likelihood of children in the road as they approach the school along Chestnut Grove & Boundaries Road.
2. Removal of signage, litter bins & general clutter from outside the parade of shops along Chestnut Grove leading to Balham High Road. This is to help the flow of pupils at peak times and reduce the likelihood of pupils stepping into the road to avoid obstacles.
3. Provide a designated person to supervise pupils across Boundaries Road (at the junction with Chestnut Grove) at school finishing time
Duration: Temporary (until permanent road traffic calming solutions are in place)
4. Implement permanent traffic calming measures – permanent physical obstacles such as chicanes/road narrowing/traffic islands to slow down traffic and make road crossing easier, on both Boundaries Rd and Chestnut Grove, immediately outside the school.
When: By September 2018
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